How to get rid of pesky candida?

Oral or vaginal thrush, athlete’s foot, jock itch, fatigue, sinus issues, joint pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue… How to you get rid of candida?

If this is you, an overgrowth of yeast in your gut might be causing these symptoms.

Testing?

How can you be sure it’s candida? I can test for it (I use the Organic Acid Test (OAT)), but it’s a bit pricey and having a look at your symptoms and what happened in your life can be a big clue.

If, for instance, you have had to take antibiotics often in your life, had a diet high in sugar and refined carbs, have a history of binge drinking or have diabetes AND some of the the symptoms, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with yeast overgrowth in your gut.

Candida is what they call an opportunistic organism. Now what does that mean? We all have some yeast in our gut, it’s a normal part of our microbiome. But when you’re taking antibiotics, eat a lot of sugar, have a stressful life or have low immunity, the yeast can take the opportunity and start misbehaving.

Just kill and get rid of candida?

People often ask me what they can use to kill the candida. The idea is: candida is bad so when you kill it, it’s gone and you’re done. Easy! But it doesn’t work like that…

Before you start using antifungals you need to create balance in the gut so it can’t grab the opportunity again. And make sure you’re not feeding the yeast the food that it likes: sugar!

Create a happy gut!

Creating balance in the gut is something that takes some time and attention. It’s not a quick fix! It’s like being a gardener who lovingly looks after the health of the soil, so the plants can thrive.

This is the best – and frankly: the only – way to get lasting results. And get rid of the itching, pain, fatigue, brain fog and thrush.

Did you follow an anti candida diet and/or take supplements and didn’t feel better? I’ve helped many people address the yeast overgrowth in their gut and get better energy, sleep and digestion.

I can do the same for you. Just book an exploratory call with me here

Is your tongue on fire?

One of the symptoms I hear about from clients is burning tongue. They describe it as a burning or scalding sensation that affects their tongue, but it can also affect your lips, gums, palate, throat or whole mouth.

For some it feels as if their mouth is dry and give them more thirst. And some people complain of a bitter or metallic taste.

A burning tongue is not only uncomfortable; it is something you need to look into further.

As always: symptoms have underlying causes!

Some of the underlying problems I often see in my practice with burning tongue:

  • A fungal infection of the mouth (oral thrush) – I see this with candida a lot.
  • An autoimmune condition called oral lichen planus
  • Anemia!
  • Other nutritional deficiencies, such as zinc and B vitamins.
  • Allergies or reactions to foods, food flavorings or additives or to your toothpaste (I had this!)
  • Reflux of stomach acid that comes into your mouth
  • Certain medications, particularly high blood pressure medications
  • Psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression or stress

What are some things you can you do for burning tongue?

  • Get checked at your GP for anemia – especially if you’re also fatigued
  • Take a good quality B complex
  • Try taking zinc for 2-3 weeks and see if that makes a difference.
  • Address candida and support your microbiome
  • Focus on stress management.

If you have a burning tongue and want to address this (and your other symptoms) have a look here or book a free 30 minutes Zoom call with me here.